12/19/2012 09:15 am ET | Updated Dec 19, 2014

Prime Rib Recipes For An Epic Christmas Dinner

Steamy Kitchen

For some people, Christmas dinner just isn't Christmas dinner unless there is a brontosaurus-sized prime rib roast crowning the table. It's a meal that screams: this is special. And, well, special is what Christmas is all about.

Prime rib roast isn't something we get to eat every day -- the price of this fine cut reserves it for celebrations only. And because of its value, it's also a cut of meat you don't want to mess around with too much because, well, it's already perfect as it is.

But we can't help and mess with perfection -- and we also believe that a little tinkering is never a bad thing -- so we put together 11 recipes that will help you elevate this already glorious meal to an epic status.

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